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Lifestyle Hacks for Big Health Impact

Lifestyle Hacks for Big Health Impact

Hacks provide a simpler, quicker, and easier way to achieve a particular goal. If you have health goals but are either too busy to make time or finding it hard to change some habits, lifestyle hacks are there to help you achieve your health goals 

Top 7 Chemicals To Avoid In Skincare According To Beauty Expert Amanda Jo Organic Bunny

Top 7 Chemicals To Avoid In Skincare According To Beauty Expert Amanda Jo Organic Bunny

Introduction Do you know about some of the most harmful chemicals and toxins, which you are routinely using and putting on your face? Are you aware of how some of the biggest brands in the world continue to use them in everyday products? Have you 

5 Questions to Ask Before Undergoing Lasik Treatment

5 Questions to Ask Before Undergoing Lasik Treatment

Poor vision not only affects the quality of your life but also hampers your work. But, thousands of people enjoy better eyesight, thanks to LASIK treatment that has put them back on track at home and work. Did you know that LASIK surgery is approved by the Australian government?

Oddly shaped cornea leads to poor vision as light does not adequately focus on the back of the eye. Specialised clinics like Personal Eyes LASIK surgery help correct vision affected by the badly formed cornea with their advanced technology.  

Here are five questions you need to ask for selecting the right treatment:

  • What Improvement Can You Expect?

The eye specialist needs first to examine you to find out the exact problem with your eyes. Usually, issues like being nearsighted or farsighted are due to refractive error. Light does not focus on the retina leading to blurred images.  

Severe cases of refractive errors may not respond well to LASIK treatments. So check the level of refractive errors before deciding to go for LASIK surgery. Other options like contact lenses may help in some cases.

  • What are the Risks Involved?

Any surgery may involve a certain degree of risk. Although LASIK surgery has evolved as a popular procedure preferred by many, you can’t rule out blurred eyes, sensitivity to light, or tears streaming from your eyes post-surgery. Another issue is what is known as the ‘dry eye syndrome,’ which is a rare occurrence post-surgery as tear secretion is reduced after LASIK treatment. But, there are ways to avoid them. 

Specialists at a clinic like Personal Eyes LASIK surgery will prescribe eye drops for lubrication. It is better to discuss the pros and cons with your surgeon before going under a ‘laser scalpel.’ 

  • Is Age a Factor?

You need to be above 18, and preferably below 50, although there is no hard and fast rule. Please remember that age alone is not considered a factor for the restoration of your vision through LASIK treatment. 

  • Are there any Alternative Treatment Options?

Your LASIK surgeon is the best person to decide whether LASIK treatment suits you or not. Moreover, if you feel that the risks and costs outweigh the benefits, you should ask your surgeon about other non-invasive procedures for vision correction.  Remember that these other options may be good only for correcting minor refractive errors. 

  •     How Long Will I Take to Recover?

It takes just a few days of rest and medication (eye drops) before you can start performing day-to-day chores or get back to work. You may experience blurry vision for a few days post-surgery (soon after the surgeon removes the eye patch), which is quite normal. Please don’t rub your eyes or indulge in contact sports for a few days. You may experience mild pain or a burning and itching sensation for a couple of days post-surgery. 

LASIK treatment is an easy and quick procedure that helps you regain your normal vision. While it suits most people, there are a few exceptions. While the Australian government has approved LASIK treatment, it may suit only specific individuals. It would help if you asked the above questions from the specialist at Personal Eyes LASIK surgery before making the final decision.

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Social Distancing the Safer Way

Social Distancing the Safer Way

The practice of social distancing has been challenging for almost everyone. Extroverted people who enjoy meeting in person have struggled with it more than almost anyone. However, spending a lot of time without much direct social interaction really hasn’t been easy for most people all 

Healthy Exotic Foods You Can Make at Home

Healthy Exotic Foods You Can Make at Home

If you’re looking to enjoy healthy exotic foods from around the world, these simple ideas are just what you need. Working with new flavors and spices and getting used to some handy and healthy ingredient substitutions is an easy way to travel the culinary world 

Self-Care on a Budget for Fabulous Health and Happiness

Self-Care on a Budget for Fabulous Health and Happiness

Sometimes, the key to fabulous health and happiness is an iconic self-care ritual. Bubble baths, a face mask, and a little meditation might be all a person needs to show themselves some love the outside and the inside. With Instagram making self-care synonymous with luxury, many people might get tricked into believing they need thousands of dollars’ worth of spa treatments and products to feel like a million bucks. But, if you didn’t know it already, I’m here to tell you that it’s totally possible to look and feel good while you’re balling on a budget.

Here are some self-care tips for fabulous health and happiness that cost next to nothing:

  1. Go for a walk

Connect with your roots (literally) and become one with nature on a nice walk around your neighborhood or around a local park. Breathing in the fresh air, watching the clouds roll by, stopping to smell the flowers, and getting your legs moving will have you feeling ready to take on the rest of your day.

  1. Organize your room

If there’s one thing Bobby Berk from Queer Eye taught me, it’s that a room is a safe space that should make you feel relaxed and content. Decluttering a room is a great way to declutter your mind and instantly feel less stressed and less distracted from your surroundings. This way, it will be way easier for you to rest at night and get your beauty sleep.

  1. Brew your favorite tea

Studies show that certain teas interact with our brain receptors to induce relaxation and even induce sleep when we need it. Since tea contains L-theanine, it can reduce our mental and physical stress to make us feel calm when we need to let off some steam (yes, pun intended). For fabulous health and happiness with beauty benefits, try a cup of chamomile, green, or even peppermint tea.

  1. Spend some time on a hobby

There are plenty of hobbies and small activities you can do that also act as stress-relievers for the times when you need to reduce anxiety or relax your mind. Plus, some therapists swear by them as coping mechanisms. Here are some ideas for fabulous health and happiness:

  • paint a picture
  • sculpt something out of clay
  • buy beads to make a new necklace
  • knit a beanie
  • finish a puzzle
  1. Meditate

Forget all of your worldly distractions, find a nice quiet and comfortable spot, focus on your breathing, and allow yourself to reach a tranquil mind. During meditation, you can follow a free meditation guide on YouTube or turn on a calming music playlist to reach ultimate relaxation and physical/emotional well-being.

  1. Watch a free workout video

Speaking of YouTube, there are millions of videos online that you can watch to get your blood pumping. Exercise, like yoga or some good old-fashioned cardio, can help reduce anxiety and lift low moods by ultimately releasing endorphins and improving your cognitive function. Who says you need a gym membership?

  1. Give yourself the ultimate bubble bath

Maybe it’s the most cliché form of self-care on the list, but hey – it’s an oldie but goodie. Grab some candles, a bath bomb, and your favorite music playlist, and kick back and relax with a nice warm bath. It’s foolproof!

  1. Write in a journal

When our minds are jumbled up with racing thoughts, one of the best things we can do is get it all out on paper. It’s not good to keep negative feelings trapped inside, so journaling can be a great way to release your emotions and ground yourself. If you’re up for it, daily journaling is also a fantastic tool for “checking in” with ourselves; for example, you can write down 3 things you’re grateful for every day.

  1. Read a new book

It’s easy to spend hours in a bookstore or your local library – so stop by, take a stroll, and pick out a brand-new book. Or, if you still haven’t finished the book laying on your shelf, revisit it and spend some time getting lost in a story.

  1. Call a loved one

Your best friend, your sister, your grandma, or your dad – whoever it is, give them a call and tell them you love them. Especially if you’ve been feeling down lately, connecting or reconnecting with the ones we love is the perfect way to find support and remind yourself there are people out there who love you.

  1. Write out some positive affirmations

Grab some Post-It notes and write out some positive affirmations. These can be your favorite quotes, some loving reminders you need to hear on a daily basis, or manifestations from your vision board. Then, stick them to your mirrors in your room or bathroom so you can see them when you need a pick-me-up.

  1. Watch your favorite show or movie

Ever heard of a “comfort movie”? It’s a movie (or even a show) that you can watch over and over again and never get sick of because it makes you feel happy or nostalgic. Our brain needs time to turn off, and sticking with your favorite form of entertainment is one way to do it.

  1. Cleanse your phone

When I say cleanse your phone, I mean go through it and delete everything you don’t need. You know, the stuff you’ve been meaning to delete all this time. Delete useless emails, photos that are taking up storage space, and any apps you haven’t been using. Just like cleaning your room, cleansing your phone is a nice way to feel organized and fresh.

  1. Put down your phone

If you’re ready for a challenge, go beyond cleansing your phone and stay away from it altogether. Some people call this a “social media cleanse”, but spending time away from vibrations, harsh blue light, and notifications is an easy way to let go of distractions and enjoy life by being present in the moment.

  1. Download a coloring-book printable

Do you have a printer at home? Great – grab your crayons, colored pencils, or markers and download a free coloring book printable! Coloring books have been shown to reduce stress and promote relaxation and focus, so they’re ideal if you’re looking for an artsy stress-buster.

  1. Drink your water

This one might be self-explanatory, but staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways you can take care of your body. Drinking water can increase our energy levels, reduce fatigue, reduce headaches, and keep our skin bright and glowing.

  1. Cook a new recipe

Studies show that cooking can be soothing since it encourages creativity and helps us feel accomplished when we’re done. Check out Pinterest or your favorite cookbook and whip up a delicious new dish for an awesome stress reliever. Watch out, Gordon Ramsay.

  1. Listen to a motivational podcast

If you prefer audiobooks over reading self-help books, listening to motivational podcasts are perfect for inspiring our minds and souls. There’s a podcast in basically every category you can imagine, so there’s something for everyone.  

  1. Find a DIY craft

Remember when we said to check out Pinterest for a new recipe? Well, it’s also a great place to find fun DIY crafts. You can even search up crafts that use materials you already have at home so there’s no need to spend money at the store. A win-win!

  1. Put on a sheet mask

Popularized in South Korea, sheet masks are quickly becoming a core part of skincare. Not only do they give great results, but they can be found in the beauty section of nearly every drugstore and retail store.

  1. Do a random act of kindness

Making other people feel good can help us feel good, too. The next time you’re out, try buying someone’s cup of coffee, pay a stranger a compliment, donate some items, or send an encouraging letter to someone who might need it.

  1. Go to a museum or art gallery

It may sound unbelievable, but studies have found that strolling through an art gallery or museum can help lower the body’s concentration of stress and can increase dopamine levels. To save money, stray away from guided tours and check out the museums online to see when they’re open in the public for free or if they have discounted rates.

  1. Put together a perfect playlist

Music is super effective for relaxation and stress management since it can have an undeniable link to our emotions. The next time you’re feeling upset or stressed, try putting together a relaxing playlist you can fall asleep to or an upbeat playlist that will get you dancing.

  1. Watch the sunrise or sunset

When people get out in the fresh air to watch the sunset, they often feel a deep sense of peace that makes time feel like it’s slowing down. With such a beautiful view, it’s a no brainer why people often turn to this activity to relax and de-stress.

  1. Make something new

Are you bored of the outfits in your closet? Get creative and turn your clothes into something new! You can turn an old pair of jeans into a great new pair of shorts or a dress into a cute new shirt, for example.

Final Thoughts

Self-care isn’t just a trend – it’s the special act of putting yourself first and taking care of your well-being to keep fabulous health and happiness. Whether you had a long day, a long week, or you’re just feeling overwhelmed with life, incorporating a little TLC you’re your everyday practices can make all the difference. Since self-care is so important, you should never have to feel like you can’t afford to show yourself the love and attention you deserve. Hopefully, with these tips you can find 25 new ways to rejuvenate and refresh without breaking the bank.

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Using God’s Provisions For a Clean & Positive Home

Using God’s Provisions For a Clean & Positive Home

Essential oils go back as far as Genesis in the Bible and are sprinkled all throughout it and the history of mankind. From Ezekiel to Revelation, the leaves of the trees are said to be for the “healing of the nations.” How wonderful that we 

The Most Common Sports Injuries Revealed

The Most Common Sports Injuries Revealed

Many people feel aches and pains from exercise and taking part in sports, but some people can suffer from long-term sports injuries that often go untreated. Here is our list of the most common sports injuries so you can help identify them and treat them 

A Quick Guide for How to Start Bodybuilding

A Quick Guide for How to Start Bodybuilding

Did you know that almost 80 percent of Americans are unhappy with how their body looks?

If you’re not confident about your body, there’s a healthy way to change that. Bodybuilding is as much a lifestyle as it is a sport.

Are you wondering how you can revolutionize your body image and more? Keep reading to learn all about how to start bodybuilding the right way.

Plan Your Workouts

The key to bodybuilding is planning workouts down to the number of reps. Rather than showing up at the gym and doing whatever exercises come to mind, it’s crucial to write out everything ahead of time.

Each week of the month should complement every other week. If you want to know how to build muscle, then you need to remember the importance of a balanced and strategic fitness regimen.

Adopt the Right Diet

It’d be great to eat bags of potato chips and hamburgers while bodybuilding but the fact is that kind of diet will sabotage any chance for results. When it comes to losing weight and being healthier, diet is even more important than exercise.

It helps to think of your body as an engine that needs the right fuel. Would you put sugar in the tank of your car or gas?

Keep in mind that there’s no one single diet that’s right for everyone. For instance, did you know that there are many successful vegan bodybuilders?

Consider Supplements

Some people look down on supplements, but there are many healthy options that can boost your gains. For example, the mechano growth factor can play an important role in your bodybuilding lifestyle. In fact, it so effective at building up muscle that you should be on the lookout for more information.

Aside from peptides for muscles, multivitamins and other low-key supplements can also work toward building your body up to the next level.

Don’t Neglect Rest Days

If you want to know how to start bodybuilding the right way, then you should know that rest days are almost as important as trips to the gym. There’s such thing as pushing your body too hard. Not only is it dangerous, but it can also affect your results in a negative way.

Muscles need rest days so that they can repair and grow larger.

Learn About Anatomy

While you don’t need a medical degree to be a bodybuilder, you can get ahead of the competition by taking the time to learn about anatomy.

When you know about all the muscles in your body, you can be more aware of them as you sculpt the perfect version of yourself.

Ready to Start Bodybuilding?

Now that you’ve learned about how to start bodybuilding, you can revolutionize your physical and mental health.

There are many tips and tricks related to fitness and healthy eating that you can use to increase your results and improve your life. If you want to stay in the loop, then all you have to do is bookmark our site.

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What are your options if you have an unwanted pregnancy

What are your options if you have an unwanted pregnancy

When we talk about if you have an unwanted pregnancy, it is not uncommon for the stereotype to make an image come to light: a teenage pregnancy or one that is the consequence of a rape. However, this is not always the case. There are